Fudge Cake

Himself loves this cake. I made it up while in Cannon Beach. We were hosting a party for the entire family to kick off Himself’s Parent’s 50th Anniversary and I needed to make a simple dessert that would be liked by adults and kids as well. Since I was in a condo with limited tools I decided to make a boxed cake mix, fill it with fudge, and top it with whipped cream. A few colorful sprinkles made it look festive for the occasion. I had no idea if the cake would work the way I had imagined, but it did and was a hit! So much so that Himself had asked if I was going to make it again and blog it. So here it is again.

Fudge Cake
Yellow Cake mix– GASP!
4 squares semi-sweet baking squares- 4 ounces
1 can sweetened condensed milk
whipped cream or Cool Whip- I have used both and prefer homemade whipped cream

Mix and bake cake mix in a 9×13 inch baking pan (I always add an extra egg and use milk in place of water) according to package directions. Cool completely and poke holes over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon- do not go all the way through! Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mix chocolate and condensed milk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool completely then stir well before pouring mixture over cake, spreading evenly until all holes are filled. I keep spreading until holes are filled and there is hardly any chocolate at all on top of cake. There may be a few dimples but the cream will fill those! Spread whipped cream over top of cake and sprinkle with sprinkles if desired. Keep chilled. Serves 20. This is very rich!


  1. Ingrid
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 2:25 PM | Permalink

    Nooooooo, not boxed! HA! You know I've got NO problems with cake mix. 🙂

  2. pigpigscorner
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    Gorgeous cake!

  3. oneordinaryday
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:54 PM | Permalink

    Oh, this reminds me of the cakes my mom used to make us – angel food cake with the middle cut out and filled with chocolate pudding, then topped and slathered in Cool Whip. They were delicious! : )

  4. EAT!
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 7:36 PM | Permalink

    Love the condensed milk! It is so versatile and I can't wait to give your cake a try.

  5. Mimi
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:20 AM | Permalink

    For this, I could force myself to buy a box cake.

  6. Sabrina
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM | Permalink

    that looks so good. I hope to try this soon.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

    I recently stubbled upon your blog and just want to let you know that I absolutely love it! All your recipes look delicious and I can not wait to start trying some of them! Thank you for taking the time to put together this site!

  8. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM | Permalink

    I never would have thought about poking holes in the cake and filling them with yumminess!

    Great job Robin!

  9. Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 10:13 PM | Permalink

    Holy Toledo….that looks spectacular! Yum!

  10. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 4:44 AM | Permalink

    Oh no not a boxed mix!!! Lol, I'm going to try this with a scratch cake!

  11. Karen
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 2:36 PM | Permalink

    I'm a real cake snob! LOL But I do have one cake that uses a mix and it's very good. I'm sure I could make myself eat this one, too… it looks fantastic!

  12. grace
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

    the cake is fine. the fluffy, light, and sweet frosting is a marvel! 🙂

  13. Lori
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    I like this idea SO much better than the jello poka cake. Not that the jello one is bad- who can refuse chocolate!

  14. debzy
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM | Permalink

    generally I don't like box mixes but I DO like the butter recipe box mixes. They are so close to cakes from scratch. I prefer the Betty Crocker Butter Recipe but I'm sure the Duncan Hines version is good. I am so going to try this recipe! YUM!

  15. Fresh Local and Best
    Posted August 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

    This looks like a such a wonderful and festive cake!

  16. vanillasugar
    Posted August 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM | Permalink

    i LOVE when you make these types of desserts. you know i'm next at making this with some sort of twist. you always inspire me with something.

  17. steph
    Posted August 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM | Permalink

    That is a great looking cake! I am going to try you cake mix tip next time I make a cake.

  18. Anonymous
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM | Permalink

    Do you think I could use unsweetened chocolate instead of semi sweet?

  19. Robin Sue
    Posted August 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM | Permalink

    Annon- you can but the mixture comes quite thick and I found I had to thin mine out with something else- I used a small can of cream of coconut and it turned out delicious!

  20. Jenny
    Posted August 19, 2010 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    Saw this link on June FC's blog. OK. This looks amazing.

    And I love the sprinkles!

  21. Anonymous
    Posted August 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

    I made this with the unsweet chocolate but was too impatient and microwaved whipped topping to thaw and it separated on cake but it's still delicious, just not pretty like yours. Great recipe!

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